Multidynamics 5 is a joy to use.
It has all the features I could want in a multiband dynamics processor.
There are a few options for people wishing to find a multiband dynamics processor, and I seriously looked into as many as I could. After working with many extensively, I can say with confidence that WaveArts' contribution has never left me wanting, or wishing that I had x plugin as well.
-Extremely easy to use. The GUI is laid out in a most efficient manner. It even accomodates different approaches to adjusting the dynamic response of the bands (knobs, dB vs Hz graph, and dB vs dB graph in top right).
-Great sound! Unlike many MB processors, I have actually never ever felt like I needed to fight with this plugin to get what I want. I just dial it in. The first try is usually exactly sounds like what I was expecting.
Even with 6 bands engaged, the sound is clean. Not 100% transparent, but very nice.
-More than enough features. The minimum attack time being greater than 0, and maximum ratio of 50:1 may make people feel as if it could not be used for multiband limiting, but remember that if you set the lookahead to 1 ms, then set your attack to 1 ms, it's essentially a 0ms attack time(not exactly, but it works well enough to use it in this way). It should not be confused with a multiband brickwall limiter, but it is decent for multiband traditional limiting.
-Crossover slope, and knee options are sensible (if predefined) and very handy for finding the sound you are looking for.
-Rock Solid in terms of stability.
-Vintage/Clean mode are both very nice sounding, very useful, and very well suited to the material that I've used them on.
-Expansion is crucial to the versatility of this plugin, and it is present.
-Hi gain and lo gain is actually preferable IMO to makeup gain and maximum gain reduction controls.
-Ability to add/subtract bands. Consequently, functions quite well as a single band compressor. Use two bands to emulate sidechain filtering.
-GUI does not take up much space, but is not cramped or difficult to read.
-Very efficient CPU consumption.
-Lack of a makeup gain may be confusing at first.
-Threshold graph seems a bit clunky.
-Does not feature mid/side decoding/encoding.
Love this plugin. Great sound, very well featured, more than worth the money, simple to use, stable. Drawbacks are minimal and disappear with one to two hours of use. If it incorporated mid/side functionality, I would truly feel spoiled.Read more